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The David Hume Institute is an independent, non-partisan, evidence-based policy institute. We have an established reputation based on operating at the heart of Scottish policy debate for more than 30 years. We are currently building on that through a reinvigoration of our work and operating model, a process successfully begun by our outgoing Director. The Institute aims to produce original research with a strong emphasis on economic and education policy issues. Alongside the research, the Institute hosts thought-provoking events which bring together expert speakers and an informed and engaged audience.

The Board of Trustees wishes to appoint an inspiring and dynamic individual to lead the Institute as Director. This is a unique opportunity to lead a small and ambitious think tank that contributes to the Scottish public policy debate. With overall responsibility for employees and budgets, this individual will be accountable to the Board of Trustees, to deliver a programme of in-house research, engagement with policy debate and public events alongside managing the Institute’s day-to-day operations. The Director will lead a small, core team that works alongside a group of associates to run the Institute and deliver research.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to continue the current process of reinvigoration and to increase the Institute’s profile and influence at the heart of policy debate in Scotland. S/he will demonstrate an ability to think and act strategically to realise the Institute’s vision. They will have strong project/people management skills and have experience with policy and policy makers.

The Institute has recently implemented a new membership model and the successful candidate will have experience of stakeholder management and engagement, including in preparing and delivering on funding proposals.

For further information, please visit here.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Debbie Shields or Emma McEneaney on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please complete the form below and attach your cover letter and CV. You should receive an automatic acknowledgement - if you do not receive this, please contact Donna Sweeny on 0141 212 7555.

Closing Date: Monday 23rd September at 9am 

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Debbie Shields
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